Sponsor James and double your donation

Posted by Henrik Madsen on 14 June 2009 | 0 Comments


Last June Kelli Knowles from BHP Billiton Iron Ore and her support team walked 30 dogs over a marathon 30 kilometres and raised an amazing $37, 000 for the refuge which was then matched dollar for dollar by her employer. This year Kelli has handed the baton over to her colleague, the hugely enthusiastic James Pregnell.

As well as being a budding triathlete, James is also a pretty big dog lover, making him the perfect candidate to take up the 30/30 Challenge. We are so grateful to James for offering to lead (no pun intended) this major fundraiser and for attempting to raise a massive $50,000 for us on Saturday 20 June.

James Pregnell

The money donated will go towards the daily care of our precious dogs and BHP Billiton Iron Ore will then match the total amount raised, up to $50,000.  The matched proportion will be put aside for our brand new kennels. Of course, as always, we can’t achieve this without you, our wonderful supporters!

“I’ve always been a big dog lover and I’m really looking forward to contributing to such a worthwhile cause,” says James.

“Working for BHP Billiton Iron Ore enables me to make such a big difference to my chosen charity and I’m very happy to support the work of the Dogs’ Refuge Home. I really hope to motivate those around me to donate to the fundraiser – and it’s a huge incentive that the money will be doubled and supporters can also claim the donation as a tax deduction.”

Karen Rhodes, President of the refuge says in today’s tough economic times, fundraising is more crucial than ever. “We are very fortunate to have James on board and are exceptionally grateful for BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s Match Giving program which will help us to raise much needed funds for the Home,” she says.

“We urge all of our supporters to get behind James and sponsor him on this six hour marathon – we really are very lucky to have such an enthusiastic person and his employer - BHP Billiton Iron Ore - on our side.”

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